Komodo! This eroded volcanic island, sandwiched between Sumbawa and Flores, is one of the most famous places in all of Indonesia — particularly with small children who are enamored with very large reptiles. The Komodo dragon is the largest living lizard in the world; they reach lengths of 10 feet and weigh up to 150 pounds. We had great luck sighting them on our hikes through the dry forest in the company of local guides and park rangers. There was lots of other wildlife as well, including Javan rusa, a small deer which is the main prey of the dragons, and two species of imperial pigeons, spectacular birds that are quite different than their city-dwelling cousins. In the afternoon we visited the famous sands of Pink Beach and explored the underwater realm with diving, snorkeling, and cruising in our glass-bottom Zodiac.